The first patients will receive the Oxford vaccine this morning – a “pivotal moment” in the fight against the virus, according to Health Secretary Matt Hancock. More than 500,000 doses are ready to go, with care home residents and staff, people aged over 80, and NHS workers at the front of the queue. Some 730 vaccination sites have already been established, we’re told, with the total set to surpass 1,000 later this week. The Oxford jab is easier to distribute and store than the Pfizer version, which was the first to be approved. It’s also cheaper per dose. Find out more about how it was developed, and when you might receive one.
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